Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Margot Atwell shares "What to Watch in Book Publishing in 2023"

Margot Atwell, previously Director of Outreach and International for Kickstarter, is now the Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press.

screen shot of Margot Atwell as new editorial director and publisher of Feminist Press announcement

In Margot's recent On The Books newsletter, she summarizes five areas to watch in the year ahead: 

#1: Consolidation and Monopolization
#2: Cash Flow Uncertainty
#3: Labor Justice
#4: Moving Beyond Representation to Equity and Inclusion
#5: The Rise of Fascism in the United States

Margot quotes Ursula K. Le Guin, who said: 

“Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

And it is also a call to action, to be proactive:

“As leaders in an industry that is so powerful in shaping and disseminating ideas, we need to take a stand and take risks as we’re able. The more power we have, the more privilege we have, the more crucial it is for us to take risks, and to put ourselves on the line for our beliefs.” —Margot Atwell

Read the full piece here.

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